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Lepidochelys olivacea  (Eschscholtz, 1829)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173840

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Chelonia olivacea Eschscholtz, 1829
 
    Lepidochelys olivacea remivaga (Hay, 1908)
 
    Caretta remivaga Hay, 1908
 
    Chelonia multiscutata Kuhl, 1820
 
    Chelonia dussumierii Duméril and Bibron, 1835
 
    Cephalochelys oceanica Gray, 1873
 
    Thalassiochelys tarapacona Philippi, 1887
 
    Thalassochelys controversa Philippi, 1899
 
  Common Name(s): Pacific ridley [English]
 
    Olive Ridley [English]
 
    Tortuga-marina escamosa-del Pacífico [Spanish]
 
    Olive Ridley Sea Turtle [English]
 
    Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderTestudines Batsch, 1788 – tortues, Turtles, Terrapins, Tortoises  
                            SuborderCryptodira Cope, 1868  
                               SuperfamilyChelonioidea Oppel, 1811  
                                  FamilyCheloniidae Oppel, 1811 – marine turtles, modern sea turtles, Sea Turtles  
                                     SubfamilyCarettinae Gray, 1825  
                                        GenusLepidochelys Fitzinger, 1843 – Ridley Sea Turtles  
                                           SpeciesLepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) – Pacific ridley, Olive Ridley, Tortuga-marina escamosa-del Pacífico, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Tortuga-marina escamosa-del Pacífico[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea   
       
  Source: U. S. Dept. Interior, database (version 1)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Collins, J. T.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians and Reptiles, Third Edition   
  Page(s): ii + 41   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-21-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, Jonathan A. Campbell, Kevin de Queiroz, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding, Seventh Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 39   
  Page(s): 1-92   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: Shoreview, Minnesota, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9780916984854   
  Notes: Available free as a PDF at http://ssarherps.org/pages/HerpCommNames.php   
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Iverson, John B.  
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World   
  Page(s): xiii + 363   
  Publisher: Privately Printed   
  Publication Place: Richmond, Indiana   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-9617431-0-5   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7   
  Page(s): 329-479   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at http://www.iucn-tftsg.org/cbftt/   
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle [English], Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wermuth, H. and R. Mertens  
  Publication Date: 1961   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Schildkroten, Krokodile Bruckenechsen   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher: VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena   
  Publication Place: Germany   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lepidochelys olivacea   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
    Oceania  
    Africa  
    Australia  
    Caribbean  
    East Pacific  
    Eastern Atlantic Ocean  
    Indo-West Pacific  
    South America  
    Southern Asia  
    Western Atlantic Ocean  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Banks et al. (2003) note: Threatened throughout range  
    IUCN: Vulnerable A2bd (2008). CITES: Appendix I, as Cheloniidae spp.  
 

 

   

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